Tip & How-To about Toyota Camry

Preventing tire wear is about regular maintainence to your vehicle. You should rotate your tires every 5,000 miles , and keep your tire pressure at factory pressures as indicated by the tag inside the drivers door column. Alignment is another factor in tire wear , look at your tires carefully . Look for any unusual wear , especally on the inside of the tires, as this is usually the most troublesome spot. As vehicles age , the springs lose their tension to a degree. This causes a problem in the tire angle called "camber". The vehicles wheels are tilted inward at the top. Excessive negative camber will wear the inside of the tire. Most vehicles can have this corrected by properly aligning the vehicle . Another wear problem can be caused by the toe adjustment being out of specifications . This is the most destructive angle to tires , it the same angle you use to steer the vehicle left and right . It normally causes inner and outer tire edges to wear rough in one direction smooth in another while rubbing your hand around the tire. Both these angles can be corrected by a professional alignment . Be sure the technician inspects your front end for any worn parts, as aligning it with them is a waste of money and time . Always ask for a before and after printout of your alignment.

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When should I change tires on my 2007 acura tsx?

Under normal wear 30,000 to 50,000 miles.. look at the tires and if you see one side has more wear then that is not normal..dont forget to rotate tires every 5,000 miles

Feb 17, 2011 | 2007 Acura TSX

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we have a 2006 camery and we have to put new tires on it every 40,000 miles. after the first or the second tire rotation they tell us that the tires are feathering. we have the rotated every 5,000 miles when we get the oil changed and keep the pressure checked at all times.

Hello; welcome to FixYa. Please allow us to assist you.

There are a couple reasons for tire feathering.

First, the type of tire purchased and installed may have a lot to do with the issue. A low "Tread Wear number" (such as 150-180-200/imprinted on the sidewall) will wear faster, ie feather faster. The remedy here is to rotate the tires every 3,000 miles.

Second, and probably more importantly, is to consider how the alignment is, Since you did not mention any prior alignments, I would seriously recommend a 4-wheel alignment, and have the technican provide you "before" and "after" readings. I would suspect that you will see a front or rear 'toe-out' condition; in other words, the tires are turned slightly outwards. This will def give you some rather serious feathering.

Suggestion: Take your car to a qualified front end alignment shop; preferably at a Toyota dealership. They will be able to diagnose the alignment, and make the necessary adjustments to cure your problem.

Thanks for choosing FixYa for assistance today.

Jun 10, 2010 | 2006 Toyota Solara

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looking at buying one with 44,000 miles I have seen the maintenance report but a friend has an 04 and it eats tires. any connection?

people drive differently and cars are set up differently --if ur friend is an aggressive driver and doesnt take care of tires [maintain air pressure--rotate-and alignment etc] which would make any vehicle will eat tires- also different tire companies products wear different

Jan 18, 2010 | 2003 Nissan Altima

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Alignment in 2007 Acura TL

It depends on what kind of uneven wear you are talking about if the front is wearing on the inside or outside on one side or both yes you need an alignment but if front tires are are worn about the same on the inside and outside of the tire that is not uncommon it is better to rotate the tires about every 5,000-7,000 and keep the air close to maximum as they will get you better gas mileage and wear better example if the tire says a maximum of 44psi put about 38-40psi when tires are cold and havent been ran.If those are the original tires and you have 49,000 on your car then you don't need an alignment.

Jul 22, 2009 | 2007 Acura TL Sedan New Cars

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